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Title: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Jessticular Fortitude on May 02, 2011, 07:21:04 pm
http://wftda.com/officiating/clinics
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Noah Tall on May 03, 2011, 12:24:12 am
This is awesome stuff, guys!  It's open to ALL refs, regardless of if you are affiliated with a WFTDA league.  I went to a WFTDA Clinic last year and learned a TON!  If you can make it to one of these, I highly recommend it!
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: FNZebra on May 03, 2011, 12:31:41 am
This is awesome stuff, guys!  It's open to ALL refs, regardless of if you are affiliated with a WFTDA league.  I went to a WFTDA Clinic last year and learned a TON!  If you can make it to one of these, I highly recommend it!

The Beginner clinics are open to any ref with the inclination, application fee, and speedy fingers to click through on your registration.

You will learn a huge amount, and have lots to take back to your league.

The Advanced clinics are open only to WFTDA-certified refs, or (uncertified) refs who belong to a WFTDA or Apprentice league.
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Slaying Mantis on May 03, 2011, 01:46:20 am
Wish I could make one of these. Dang weekend work schedules. :(
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: HIM-roid on May 03, 2011, 11:14:05 am
Oh yeah!!  Our "Mother" league so to say got the bid so I will definitely be in New Orleans. The league that I am affiliated with is going to pay the registration fee. Too bad we have a bout that night, I could have took my $100 and hit Bourbon Street.  :)   Does anyone remember the hours from last year? I am going to have to leave by 430 to make our bout at 7.
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Bill Hind on May 04, 2011, 12:16:54 am
Just registered for the beginner clinic hosted by Rat City. Who will I get to meet there?

I, too, will have to miss a bout for it. But I think I'll end up helping my league more in the long run by going.
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: riffraffsaff on May 04, 2011, 05:01:52 am
I'm very excited about the Australian Clinic, I'm encouraging all of our refs to attend.

Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Riff Reff on May 04, 2011, 10:03:27 am
Registration for the European Clinic in Gent just got taken offline. From Gent I received the info that the date is subject to change. It might be Aug 27&28!

(which would mean I couldn't attend)
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: gnrl grievance on May 04, 2011, 02:06:14 pm
Can't wait for the Aus one, it's gonna be awesome  :D
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Professor Murder on May 04, 2011, 03:10:45 pm
Registration for the European Clinic in Gent just got taken offline. From Gent I received the info that the date is subject to change. It might be Aug 27&28!

(which would mean I couldn't attend)

Registration and information on the Belgian clinic will be available shortly.

I received info that it's being rescheduled in order to avoid having Riff Reff attend.

(kidding.)
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: the pantichrist on May 04, 2011, 03:42:59 pm
Just registered for the beginner clinic hosted by Rat City. Who will I get to meet there?

I, too, will have to miss a bout for it. But I think I'll end up helping my league more in the long run by going.

This is an important point.  There are bouts every weekend and the WFTDA did their best to avoid weekends with big tournaments. 

Years ago, before Memphis was in WFTDA, Houston came to scrimmage Memphis.  I was reffing and was still very green.  In the end the Houston folks said that our impact assessment was off, we were calling things too tight.  They claimed (and we took it to heart) that we (the refs) would retard our leagues development if we continued to call every touch a foul.

Professional development requires attending clinics like this.  It will help you to learn and grow and this will benefit your league more than helping with one bout.  It's no coincidence that the best leagues in the country also tend to have the strongest officiating crews. 
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Ms. High-handed on May 04, 2011, 03:48:53 pm
@Professor Murder and Riff Reff: ouch!!

I hope Go Go Roller Girls will find a place more close to the city :-)
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Douche Springsteen on May 04, 2011, 06:07:31 pm
I am super excited to go to the clinic the idea of being given a proper instruction of the use and calling of the rules we use is huge. i agree that the helpfulness of it to my home league will be tremendous. Its really just one more reason to love wftda and this sport even more. The only down side is having to drive from the jersey shore to boston which is the nearest clinic for me but it is very worth the drive.
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Riff Reff on May 05, 2011, 12:18:22 pm
Gent registration is now back. Date has changed to August 27&28.

http://wftda.com/officiating/clinics




 :'(

Murder you owe me a special training session next time I am in Philly... ;)
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Major Wood on May 07, 2011, 05:53:29 pm
Posting the info here directly, so no one is likely to miss it. All the information is available at http://wftda.com/officiating/clinics (http://wftda.com/officiating/clinics)


WFTDA Beginner Officiating Clinics

Targeted at officials who have six months to about two years of experience, and some knowledge about the WFTDA rules as well as basic skating skills.



WFTDA Advanced Officiating Clinics

For WFTDA affiliated or currently certified officials who aim to serve as a skating referee or NSO in the Big 5 Tournaments.


*Clinics are not-region-specific. You may attend any clinic appropriate to your level.


Beginner Clinic dates:
June 11-12: New Orleans, LA
July 16-17: Boston, MA
July 23-24: Lincoln, NE
July 23-24: Seattle, WA
July 30-31: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
August 27-28: Gent, Belgium

Advanced Clinic dates:
June 23-24: Feasterville, PA
July 16-17: Austin, TX
July 30-31: Gold Coast, Queensland Australia
August 6-7: Seattle, WA
August 13-14: Minneapolis, MN
August 27-28: Gent, Belgium


What is the cost?

The cost of the training for the North American clinics is $100 USD.
The European clinic is $150 USD (€100.00 EUR).
The Australian clinic is $200 AUD, which includes accommodations and meals.

Register Now
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Black Adder on May 08, 2011, 12:26:27 am
Ah there is an Advanced Clinic listed for Australia yet there is only one WFTDA apprentice league in the country. Who is able to attend the 'Advanced' clinic?
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Jessticular Fortitude on May 10, 2011, 02:58:56 pm
Come to these clinics to learn and understand the nuances of pack destruction!
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Major Wood on May 10, 2011, 06:22:40 pm
Ah there is an Advanced Clinic listed for Australia yet there is only one WFTDA apprentice league in the country. Who is able to attend the 'Advanced' clinic?

The Australia and Gent clinics are both advanced and beginner combined. So it's a bit different than the ones in the US.
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Black Adder on May 10, 2011, 11:08:41 pm
Ah there is an Advanced Clinic listed for Australia yet there is only one WFTDA apprentice league in the country. Who is able to attend the 'Advanced' clinic?

The Australia and Gent clinics are both advanced and beginner combined. So it's a bit different than the ones in the US.


Cheers Wood !
Registered, looking forward to it!
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: HIM-roid on May 11, 2011, 11:41:45 am
Does anyone have a schedule of the actual times? I have registered for New Orleans but I know that 5 local teams have bouts that night and was curious as to know if the class would end early enough to still make our bouts?
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Major Wood on May 11, 2011, 01:01:48 pm
That hasn't been published, but I'll try to get an answer for you.

What I think, having no idea of when the clinic will end on each day, is that you shouldn't try to ref on saturday night. It's quite possible that you wouldn't be able to get out of the clinic and drive to a venue in time for the ref meeting. It might be possible, but I wouldn't count on it yet.

Also, it looks like Big Easy has a bout on Saturday. That may be a great opportunity for extending the learning of the clinics and the instructors may recommend you go as a group.
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: PackMan on May 11, 2011, 03:06:56 pm
Him-roid
From what I've been able to find out, Wood is spot on.  You will not likely get out in time to work a bout.  However, the flyer for the New Orleans clinic indicates a discounted ticket price to the Big Easy bout for attendees.  The clinic is in the same facility as that bout best as I can tell from the flyer. 

side note: Some of my fellow refs here in TN are planning on attending that clinic.  I am working on going to Boston because it fits my work schedule better. ("better"=only possibility at all).
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: ChopStewie on May 11, 2011, 03:14:39 pm
Okay, being a simple person about all this...

I signed up for the beginner ref clinic in Nawlinz, and I have yet to see or be able to find information on the WHs. (Who What When Where How) I'm seeing information flow freely in this topic, can you hook a damsel up, please?

Xie Xie! -- Stewie
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Major Wood on May 11, 2011, 05:15:14 pm
I would expect that more information will be emailed closer to the event. I've contacted someone to answer some questions, so hopefully you'll get a better idea of at least how that information will be made available.
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: killbox on May 11, 2011, 06:18:27 pm
Hello Official's World,

We are putting together one page info sheets for each clinic that will cover accommodations, travel, etc.

Shortly, I will also be sending out clinic schedules.

I hope to begin this process either today or tomorrow, once my materials are approved.


If you have questions please feel free to continue posting them here or email me at killbox.sarah@gmail.com

Thank you!
Sarah
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Noah Tall on May 11, 2011, 10:22:26 pm
Detroit?  Been a while since you posted, eh?
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: ChopStewie on May 11, 2011, 10:28:23 pm
Major Wood, killbox - THANK YOU!

-- Stewie
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: HIM-roid on May 12, 2011, 12:25:17 am
Yes, BERG's B-Team, the Crescent Wenches have a bout against Pearl River Swamp Dolls. I had talked to Henry, BERG's Head Ref, and he said he didn't see a problem with me making my bout an hour and a half away. Guess we shall see once the notification comes out.   ;)
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Major Wood on May 12, 2011, 12:54:07 am
Yes, BERG's B-Team, the Crescent Wenches have a bout against Pearl River Swamp Dolls. I had talked to Henry, BERG's Head Ref, and he said he didn't see a problem with me making my bout an hour and a half away. Guess we shall see once the notification comes out.   ;)

He can say whatever he wants. The schedule hasn't been published yet, so I wouldn't recommend you make any promises yet.
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Game Over! on May 12, 2011, 01:21:19 am
Just registered for the Australian Clinic! Am very excited!

So Killbox are you doing the Aussie schedules too? :)
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: HIM-roid on May 12, 2011, 02:05:32 am

He can say whatever he wants. The schedule hasn't been published yet, so I wouldn't recommend you make any promises yet.
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Exactly, that is why I was asking about last years clinic. I will go ahead and request some refs now before they commit to other bouts that weekend. They are going to be scarce.
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: killbox on May 17, 2011, 05:54:28 pm
Just registered for the Australian Clinic! Am very excited!

So Killbox are you doing the Aussie schedules too? :)

In fact I am, I will send that to you today!

Cheers!

p.s. not Detroit any more, now I'm in the scalding state of Texas
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: killbox on May 17, 2011, 05:55:37 pm

He can say whatever he wants. The schedule hasn't been published yet, so I wouldn't recommend you make any promises yet.

Exactly, that is why I was asking about last years clinic. I will go ahead and request some refs now before they commit to other bouts that weekend. They are going to be scarce.
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Can you email me at Killbox.sarah@gmail.com and I can provide you with a general schedule idea. So far I was only planning to send them to those who have registered (for now until perhaps a more public marketing release).

Sarah
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: killbox on May 17, 2011, 05:56:52 pm
LEVEL 27
WFTDA is proud to present the world of roller derby officiating with the most decorated group of instructors ever put together for an educational experience. With 27 levels of combined certification experience, WFTDA’s slate of instructors for its 2011 Officiating Clinics show why WFTDA is the leader in both the education and certification of all roller derby officials, regardless of affiliation or location. The WFTDA Officials Education Program will lead eight North American clinics for referees and non-skating officials, as well as comprehensive clinics in Australia and Belgium.
As part of this global initiative to provide information and standards to all major roller derby markets, WFTDA is proud to present the following Referee Education Instructors:
 
Conan the Vegetarian
Richie Frangiosa
Curtis E Lay
Grace Killy
Mr RAWK
Umpire Strikes Back
Phillip McCrevasse
Tripp N Dale
Miss Nomer
The Pantichrist

Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: HIM-roid on May 17, 2011, 06:24:36 pm

He can say whatever he wants. The schedule hasn't been published yet, so I wouldn't recommend you make any promises yet.

Exactly, that is why I was asking about last years clinic. I will go ahead and request some refs now before they commit to other bouts that weekend. They are going to be scarce.

Can you email me at Killbox.sarah@gmail.com and I can provide you with a general schedule idea. So far I was only planning to send them to those who have registered (for now until perhaps a more public marketing release).

Sarah
[/quote]

Sent Killbox. Thanks.
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: ChopStewie on May 17, 2011, 11:22:13 pm


Cheers!

p.s. not Detroit any more, now I'm in the scalding state of Texas

Hey, it's not THAT bad right now. Of course, this is from a native Texan...

--- Stewie
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Black Adder on May 18, 2011, 02:52:54 am
LEVEL 27
WFTDA is proud to present the world of roller derby officiating with the most decorated group of instructors ever put together for an educational experience. With 27 levels of combined certification experience, WFTDA’s slate of instructors for its 2011 Officiating Clinics show why WFTDA is the leader in both the education and certification of all roller derby officials, regardless of affiliation or location. The WFTDA Officials Education Program will lead eight North American clinics for referees and non-skating officials, as well as comprehensive clinics in Australia and Belgium.
As part of this global initiative to provide information and standards to all major roller derby markets, WFTDA is proud to present the following Referee Education Instructors:
 
Conan the Vegetarian
Richie Frangiosa
Curtis E Lay
Grace Killy
Mr RAWK
Umpire Strikes Back
Phillip McCrevasse
Tripp N Dale
Miss Nomer
The Pantichrist



Who's coming to Australia?
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: killbox on May 18, 2011, 06:43:43 pm
LEVEL 27
WFTDA is proud to present the world of roller derby officiating with the most decorated group of instructors ever put together for an educational experience. With 27 levels of combined certification experience, WFTDA’s slate of instructors for its 2011 Officiating Clinics show why WFTDA is the leader in both the education and certification of all roller derby officials, regardless of affiliation or location. The WFTDA Officials Education Program will lead eight North American clinics for referees and non-skating officials, as well as comprehensive clinics in Australia and Belgium.
As part of this global initiative to provide information and standards to all major roller derby markets, WFTDA is proud to present the following Referee Education Instructors:
 
Conan the Vegetarian
Richie Frangiosa
Curtis E Lay
Grace Killy
Mr RAWK
Umpire Strikes Back
Phillip McCrevasse
Tripp N Dale
Miss Nomer
The Pantichrist



Who's coming to Australia?

I am! Weeee
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Refugee on June 02, 2011, 03:28:35 am
I want to go to a clinic. The dilemma is advanced or beginner? I am non-certified referee for a full wftda league, with less than 2 years experience, and close to minimal skating skills. I have never jam or head ref'd any bout.
I do not want to be the turd in the punch bowl at the advanced clinic, but the time and date is perfectly aligned with the stars for me to go to Feasterville.
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: JoeXCore on June 02, 2011, 03:31:16 am
I want to go to a clinic. The dilemma is advanced or beginner? I am non-certified referee for a full wftda league, with less than 2 years experience, and close to minimal skating skills. I have never jam or head ref'd any bout.
I do not want to be the turd in the punch bowl at the advanced clinic, but the time and date is perfectly aligned with the stars for me to go to Feasterville.

Sounds like Beginner clinic to me. I think the advanced clinics are more for people that intend to officiate WFTDA Big 5 tournaments or are on that level.
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Refugee on June 02, 2011, 03:37:50 am
Thanks JoeXCore. I agree. Maybe there will be more beginner clinics in the future that are Southeast, and/or combined dates with the advanced clinics. ...edit... I do want to nso or referee in Baltimore for the Eastern Regionals. So that just added to the dilemma.
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: MDamnTerrafly on June 02, 2011, 04:05:52 am
LEVEL 27
WFTDA is proud to present the world of roller derby officiating with the most decorated group of instructors ever put together for an educational experience. With 27 levels of combined certification experience, WFTDA’s slate of instructors for its 2011 Officiating Clinics show why WFTDA is the leader in both the education and certification of all roller derby officials, regardless of affiliation or location. The WFTDA Officials Education Program will lead eight North American clinics for referees and non-skating officials, as well as comprehensive clinics in Australia and Belgium.
As part of this global initiative to provide information and standards to all major roller derby markets, WFTDA is proud to present the following Referee Education Instructors:
 
Conan the Vegetarian
Richie Frangiosa
Curtis E Lay
Grace Killy
Mr RAWK
Umpire Strikes Back
Phillip McCrevasse
Tripp N Dale
Miss Nomer
The Pantichrist



Who's coming to Australia?

I am! Weeee

I am so excited!
We will welcome you with open arms killbox!
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: SeerSin on June 02, 2011, 01:08:40 pm
You can think of the "Beginner" clinic more like an intermediate class. Though it's called beginner it's not meant for refs who have only skated a couple scrimmages. It's meant for officials who have been around a while and have a solid foundation.
Either way it's great stuff that will make any official better at what you do.
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: killbox on June 02, 2011, 07:27:35 pm
INSTRUCTOR ASSIGNMENTS HAVE BEEN RELEASED

New Orleans
Richie Frangiosa
The Pantichrist
Sarah Hipel

Philadelphia
Richie Frangiosa
Umpire Strikes Back
Miss Nomer
Sarah Hipel

Boston
Conan the Vegatarian
Umpire Strikes Back
Miss Nomer

Austin
Richie Frangiosa
The Pnatichrist
Sarah Hipel

Lincoln
Conan the Vegetarian
Umpire Strikes Back
Miss Nomer

Seattle Beginner
Curtis E Lay
Tripp N Dale
The Pantichrist
Sarah Hipel

Australia
Richie Frangiosa
Tripp N Dale
Miss Nomer
Sarah Hipel

Seattle Advanced
Curtis E Lay
Umpire Strikes Back
Pantichrist

Minneapolis
Richie Frangiosa
Umpire Strikes Back
Miss Nomer
Sarah Hipel

Belgium
Conan the Vegetarian
Richie Frangiosa
The Pantichrist
Sarah Hipel
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: killbox on June 02, 2011, 07:30:49 pm
WFTDA Officiating Clinic Agendas
Beginner Clinics

Not strictly for those brand-new to officiating, the Beginning Officiating Clinics are designed to introduce officials to WFTDA interleague officiating standards of excellence.

The clinic curriculum will feature two tracks: one for skating referees and one for non-skating officials.

Lecture discussion will happen in a classroom setting with interactive materials and exercises designed to provide participants with hands-on experience related to the following concepts:

•   Impact - Introduction to the spectrum of impact as well as the application of the spectrum to assessing penalties
•   Initiation versus established position
•   Pack definition
•   Psychology of officiating
•   Official-to-official communication- Review of WFTDA communication standards
•   Overview of the WFTDA Referee Certification program
•   Pre-bout protocol
•   NSO perspective



The on-skates portion of the clinic will reinforce the classroom lessons, as well as demonstrating practical application of the lecture sections on the following topics:

•   Impact
•   Initiator
•   Clockwise
•   Out of play

The NSO track will offer:

•   Thorough understanding of WFTDA paperwork
•   Broad comprehension of all NSO roles and duties
•   Understanding how NSOs impact the game in every position
•   Engage with skating referees to better understand the relationship between the positions
•   Prepare officials to be comfortable and competent officiating mid-level bouts in any position



Advanced Clinics

The Advanced WFTDA Officiating Clinics are aimed at officials qualified to participate in the Big 5 tournaments. The goals of the clinic include standardization, ongoing education and advanced critical officiating theory.

Lecture discussion will happen in a classroom setting with interactive materials and exercises designed to provide participants with hands-on experience related to the following concepts:

•   Impact - Introduction to the spectrum of impact as well as the application of the spectrum to officiating
•   Initiation versus Established Position
•   Game play - An advanced discussion on the nuances of game play parameters
•   Psychology of officiating
•   Etiquette - Deeper understanding of the “what” and “why” of the Officials Code of Conduct
•   Leadership and gelling - The basic principles of being an effective crew head ref and tournament head ref, including “gelling” as an officiating team and communicating with team captains
•   NSO intensive - Recreating a bout through paperwork

The on-skates portion of the clinic will reinforce the classroom lessons, as well as demonstrating practical application of the lecture sections on the following topics:

•   Impact
•   Initiator
•   Clockwise
•   Pack definition
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: the pantichrist on June 02, 2011, 09:20:35 pm
You can think of the "Beginner" clinic more like an intermediate class. Though it's called beginner it's not meant for refs who have only skated a couple scrimmages. It's meant for officials who have been around a while and have a solid foundation.
Either way it's great stuff that will make any official better at what you do.

Yeah, as you can see "beginner" was probably not the best name.  It should have been "introductory" or something like that. 

I can only imagine how great this would have been when I was in my second year or so... when Memphis first got into WFTDA I was way behind in my development as a referee even though I'd been reffing for around 2 years. 

Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Noah Tall on June 02, 2011, 11:35:20 pm
You can think of the "Beginner" clinic more like an intermediate class. Though it's called beginner it's not meant for refs who have only skated a couple scrimmages. It's meant for officials who have been around a while and have a solid foundation.
Either way it's great stuff that will make any official better at what you do.

Yeah, as you can see "beginner" was probably not the best name.  It should have been "introductory" or something like that. 

I can only imagine how great this would have been when I was in my second year or so... when Memphis first got into WFTDA I was way behind in my development as a referee even though I'd been reffing for around 2 years. 



Yes!  I went to the ref clinic last year, which was the tournament level one, and while I learned a lot, I had a lot of stuff I just wasn't ready to learn yet.  I had played derby for 3 seasons, then had a season and a half of reffing at that point.  The "beginner" clinic would have suited me perfectly.  Heck, even now I'm sure I would learn stuff at the "beginner" clinic, but I'm trying to do the Big 5 this year, so I've opted for the "advanced".
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Jessticular Fortitude on June 03, 2011, 08:47:20 pm
Bumping this again- a lot of your questions would be addressed in the ref clinics! All of you should sign up for one!
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Darkjester on June 03, 2011, 08:54:00 pm
Speaking of, WFTDA just announced recently what is going to be covered.

Sadly I would not be able to attend both days clinics as I am scheduled to work on Sundays.
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Graeme on June 04, 2011, 09:21:22 am
hopefully they will announce soon what exactly is going to be covered in the 2 day clinic being held in Australia at the end of July.... Only a little excited since my League is paying for me to go, so there will be lots of questions and lots of notes taken to help my League develop  :)
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: The Gorram Reaver on June 04, 2011, 04:40:12 pm
hopefully they will announce soon what exactly is going to be covered in the 2 day clinic being held in Australia at the end of July.... Only a little excited since my League is paying for me to go, so there will be lots of questions and lots of notes taken to help my League develop  :)

Right here. (http://wftda.com/news/wftda-officiating-clinics-agenda)
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Graeme on June 05, 2011, 12:54:33 am
hopefully they will announce soon what exactly is going to be covered in the 2 day clinic being held in Australia at the end of July.... Only a little excited since my League is paying for me to go, so there will be lots of questions and lots of notes taken to help my League develop  :)

Right here. (http://wftda.com/news/wftda-officiating-clinics-agenda)

i'd seen that, but to me it appears they are running a combined Beginner and Advanced clinic, where as the rest of them apart from Germany are either 2 days for Beginner or Advanced....  either way it will be good...
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Ms. High-handed on June 05, 2011, 08:56:22 am
@master maniac

please check it out here:
https://wftda.com/officiating/clinic-registration (https://wftda.com/officiating/clinic-registration)

In Australia will be held on 30& 31 July
In Belgium will be held on 27& 28 August

Ref clinics in Germany??? when? .. I have no clue how you came up with Germany.

2 days is better than nothing and many of us has job.




Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Riff Reff on June 05, 2011, 10:13:14 am
Before you guess what is covered where and when why don't  you ask Sarah Hipel, WFTDA Referee Training and Certification Coordinator  (http://www.zebrahuddle.com/index.php?action=profile;u=768)
She can answer your questions about specific clinics...



Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: Graeme on June 05, 2011, 11:33:42 am
@master maniac

please check it out here:
https://wftda.com/officiating/clinic-registration (https://wftda.com/officiating/clinic-registration)

In Australia will be held on 30& 31 July
In Belgium will be held on 27& 28 August

Ref clinics in Germany??? when? .. I have no clue how you came up with Germany.

2 days is better than nothing and many of us has job.

Urrgggg  EPIC FAIL...  had a little flag identification issue  :/ and didnt actually read....  :-[ :-[ 

Before you guess what is covered where and when why don't  you ask Sarah Hipel, WFTDA Referee Training and Certification Coordinator  (http://www.zebrahuddle.com/index.php?action=profile;u=768)
She can answer your questions about specific clinics...

email sent  :)
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: bianca.dunk on June 05, 2011, 06:45:50 pm
I'll be heading to the Boston Clinic (yay!)  Anyone have any word on the times and location of the clinic?  Its hard making necessary travel arrangements without info.
Title: Re: Beginner Ref Clinic in NOLA - THANK YOU
Post by: ChopStewie on June 13, 2011, 09:37:16 pm
For Killbox, Pantichrist and Judge Knot...  THANK YOU for an incredible learning experience. To the other refs and NSOs that attended, you guys are AWESOME!

New perceptions, skating techniques, advice... totally worth it.
Title: Re: WFTDA Ref Clinics!
Post by: HIM-roid on June 15, 2011, 03:19:12 am
I totally agree ChopStewie. The clinic was well worth it. A LOT of things got put in perspective and were clarified. Oh, and if you are lucky enough to see Sarah skate, you will be amazed. Like you said, Judge Knott and Pantichrist were excellent.